Average Bench: 57.4% (790th of 1037)

Based on 1,750 user benchmarks.  Model: SanDisk SDSSDA960G

Average average bench

The SanDisk SSD Plus 960GB averaged 42.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 70.2MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 234MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk SSD Plus 960GB is 50.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SanDisk SSD Plus 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 19.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 147MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,750 samples)
Min Avg Max
216 Read 374 481
37.2 Write 301 429
5 Mixed 212 383
32.5 SusWrite 147 294
57.6% 258 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.07 4K Read 19.1 25.8
2.66 4K Write 70.2 114
0.2 4K Mixed 15.7 23.3
86.1% 35 MB/s
Min Avg Max
61.6 DQ Read 166 216
34.4 DQ Write 234 319
0.2 DQ Mixed 19.4 35.8
65.2% 140 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
257GB free
Firmware: Z33130RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 245 172 137 121 118 128 MB/s
Read 454
Write 419
Mixed 109
SusWrite 153
63% 284 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 23.2
124% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 154
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 9.4
69% 154 MB/s
257GB free
Firmware: Z33130RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 419 198 148 128 128 153 MB/s
Read 462
Write 432
Mixed 382
SusWrite 196
82% 368 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 88.6
4K Mixed 20.8
106% 43.7 MB/s
DQ Read 187
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 34.7
86% 175 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: Z33130RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 103 102 102 52 76 MB/s
Read 462
Write 427
Mixed 385
SusWrite 108
77% 346 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 23.5
121% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 210
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 35.1
89% 183 MB/s
217GB free
Firmware: Z33130RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 102 219 139 52 128 MB/s
Read 307
Write 95.5
Mixed 18
SusWrite 140
31% 140 MB/s
4K Read 16.6
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 7.6
89% 41.9 MB/s
DQ Read 192
DQ Write 135
DQ Mixed 10.2
49% 113 MB/s
48GB free
Firmware: Z33110RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 52 50 50 27 50 MB/s
Read 458
Write 408
Mixed 373
SusWrite 71.8
73% 328 MB/s
4K Read 12.9
4K Write 74.4
4K Mixed 11.6
74% 33 MB/s
DQ Read 131
DQ Write 2.7
DQ Mixed 18.8
26% 51 MB/s
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z33130RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 109 2.6 125 26 76 MB/s
Read 158
Write 326
Mixed 191
SusWrite 77.4
43% 188 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 82.7
4K Mixed 0.8
76% 34.6 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 34.3
83% 168 MB/s
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Workstation 105%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,196

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